Optimize Config File For Portability

These days, most of the CEMs HP3070 systems are old and some are not well kept up, their pins cards may fail in the middle of the run and our production line may halt for days. I believe in optimizing the config file to use as fewer hybrids cards and power supplies as possible. The fewer hybrid cards concentrated on a module means they can run with many existing systems with module with less hybrid card required. We can ask the CEM to move the bad hybrid cards to the slot we don’t use and swap the good ones to the one we use, we should have our production line up and running in less than half an hour.

Example of a config file with module 2 not used and always turn on control xt.

target hp3073 standard
enable software revision b
enable testjet                !Not Apply to 9314 B
enable polarity check         !Not Apply to 9314 B
enable express fixturing
enable paneltest              !Not Apply to 9314 B
!enable throughput multiplier !due to ONLY ONE MODULE Available
!enable connect check
!module 2
!   cards 1 asru c revision
!   cards 2 hybrid standard double density
!   cards 3 hybrid standard double density
!   cards 4 hybrid standard double density
!   cards 5 hybrid standard double density
!   cards 6 control plus
!   cards 7 hybrid standard double density
!   cards 8 to 11 hybrid standard double density
!   supplies hp6624 1 to 4
!end module

module 3
cards 1 asru c revision
cards 2 to 5 hybrid  standard
cards 6 control xt
cards 7 to 9 hybrid  standard
cards 10 hybrid standard
cards 11 hybrid standard
supplies hp6624 1 to 4
end module

So we use hybrid standard in case some CEMs has old system with NO double density hybrid cards. These days most of CEMs have Series 2 or 3, they should have all double density hybrid cards, then we can remove cards 2-5 and change standard to double density.

target hp3073 standard
enable software revision b
enable testjet                !Not Apply to 9314 B
enable polarity check         !Not Apply to 9314 B
enable express fixturing
enable paneltest              !Not Apply to 9314 B
!enable throughput multiplier !due to ONLY ONE MODULE Available
!enable connect check
!module 2
!   cards 1 asru c revision
!   cards 2 hybrid standard double density
!   cards 3 hybrid standard double density
!   cards 4 hybrid standard double density
!   cards 5 hybrid standard double density
!   cards 6 control plus
!   cards 7 hybrid standard double density
!   cards 8 to 11 hybrid standard double density
!   supplies hp6624 1 to 4
!end module

module 3
cards 1 asru c revision
!!   cards 2 to 5 hybrid  standard
cards 6 control xt
cards 7 to 9 hybrid  standard double density
cards 10 hybrid standard double density
cards 11 hybrid standard double density
supplies hp6624 1 to 4
end module

With this configuration, we only 5 hybrid cards to run our program.

Yes, normally we use 1 standard config file to develop our program, but if we pay a little attention, our programs will run well every where and line down is extremely minimal. This is just my experience, if you see something is not correct or need improvement, please let me know, we all make mistake along the way.

Cheers,

Louis

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